Storage

Choosing a storage technology from the many options available is an on-going challenge. Storage-area-networks, network-attached storage, cloud storage, and virtualized storage represent only a few of the methods and combinations that may be considered. TechRepublic covers these areas, as well as best practices, policies, and procedures for establishing a data storage strategy.

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Fully Homomorphic Message Authenticators

    The authors define and construct fully homomorphic message authenticators. In such a scheme, anybody can perform arbitrary computations over authenticated data and produce a short tag that authenticates the result of the computation. The user verifies this tag with her private key to ensure that the claimed result is indeed...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    IBM Storwize V3700 Entry Disk

    IT organizations have limited resources but need to stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify and optimize their IT infrastructures. The new IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, self-optimizing, and cloud-agile, enabling organizations to overcome storage challenges. The...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2013

    Case Study: Meka Pro harnesses analytics to improve profitability of manufacturing projects

    To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Optimising storage for a highly efficient data

    The enormous volume, velocity and variety of data flooding the enterprise, along with the push for analytics and business intelligence, is creating a massive challenge that is overwhelming traditional storage approaches. As the demand for capacity continues to escalate, companies must be able to effectively and dynamically manage the storage...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Forrester Case Study Report on Lotus Notes/Domino V8.5 Economic Benefits

    In this prerecorded Webcast, senior Forrester analysts present a Total Economic Impact (TEI) case study summary on Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5. The Forrester TEI methodology, developed by Forrester Research, enhances a company's technology decision-making processes by helping companies demonstrate, justify, and realize the tangible value of IT initiatives to...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Power your business with IBM Power Systems servers

    In today's business environment, you need to minimize complexity, improve efficiency and scale your IT to meet your business needs. Read this brochure to see how IBM Power Systems? servers can help you lower TCO and improve the resiliency of your infrastructure. IBM Power Systems technology supports efficient virtualization and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Power Systems Express Servers for midsize business brochure

    Mid-sized businesses need systems that are fast, efficient, easy to install and easy to manage in order to compete in today's market. You also need systems that you can afford from a company you can trust. With a range of options from blades, 2-U, 4-U rack and tower systems, IBM...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Power your Planet Executive Brochure - Smarter Systems for a Smarter Planet

    In today's business environment, you need to minimize complexity, improve efficiency and scale your IT to meet your business needs. Read this brochure to see how IBM Power Systems? servers can help you lower TCO and improve the resiliency of your infrastructure. IBM Power Systems technology supports efficient virtualization and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Advanced Data Recovery for Midsize Companies

    Even if your company doesn't have hundreds of offices and thousands of employees, you're still under the same pressures to maintain access to critical information to keep your business running and remain competitive. This paper provides an overview of several IBM advanced data recovery options designed and priced specifically for...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Leverage the IBM Tivoli advantages in storage management

    Despite economic uncertainty, unabated data growth continues. At the same time, organizations are struggling to reduce costs while meeting zero data loss requirements. Read how IBM? Tivoli? storage management solutions have evolved to help organizations not only manage the enormous volume of data, but also optimize performance and reduce expenditures.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Monitor services in the cloud: Discover the secrets of monitoring cloud services through tips, tricks, and tools

    To get the most from your Enterprise Cloud, you must understand how to leverage the cloud features to provide optimal utilization resources. This whitepaper helps IT managers understand the fundamental options for monitoring the cloud.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    IBM Cloud tip: A basic understanding of ephemeral storage

    Ephemeral disk storage, also known as local disk devices is an important component in using the IBM® SmartCloud. This article details the layout of the virtual disk drives available to the Linux? and Windows™ operating systems for each choice of instance size in the IBM Cloud.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    WebSphere software helps National Geographic trace human history

    To better understand the connections and differences that make up the human species, the National Geographic Society (NGS) and IBM collected and analyzed one of the largest collections of human genetic data ever assembled?providing an unprecedented resource and window into our shared history. Together, IBM and NGS integrated information technologies,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Appliance Power: Crunching Data Warehousing Workloads Faster And Cheaper Than Ever

    Forrester believes that IBM provides the most comprehensive, scalable enterprise DW appliance family on the market. IBM's Balanced Warehouse solutions address diverse DW price points and requirements, ranging from high-end enterprise DWs down to smaller, function-limited DWs and departmental data marts. Balanced Warehouses build on and extend the Balanced Configuration...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Whitepaper - Next-generation data protection for midsized companies.

    Next-generation data protection takes advantage of the ever-increasing capacities and decreasing costs of hard disk storage, and can be used to address challenges such as improving your recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) by performing fast, non-disruptive backups, and by performing data restoration using the direct, random...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Trial: Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack v5.5

    Download a free 60-day trial version of Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, IBM's continuous data protection and near-instant recovery solution for business-critical Windows servers. With TSM FastBack, you will be able to recover any amount of data within a couple of minutes, from any previous point-in-time, following almost any type of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    EDF Energy leads by example with energy efficient data centre from IBM

    One of the UK's largest energy companies, EDF Energy, decided to consolidate a number of data centres and, in partnership with IBM, designed and built a scalable facility using IBM's Modular Data Centre solution. Read this case study to see how EDF Energy was able to see quantifiable business benefits...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Storage Buying Criteria Content Syndication

    If you're researching storage solutions for a small or medium enterprise (SME) you need to look at features, cost, reliability, service and support. Read why IBM's breadth of offerings, ability to offer integrated solutions and commitment to support heterogeneous storage management offer a clear advantage over EMC for SME storage...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Storage Whitepaper

    In this product brief from Enterprise Storage Group, analyst Steve O'Donnell highlights the value of storage virtualization in general and IBM SAN Volume Controller specifically. With real storage virtualization, according to the report, you can improve operational efficiency and drive down costs. And you can do this without sacrificing -...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    IBM Information Protection Services-onsite data protection

    Is explosive data growth a problem for your organization? How are you protecting your information assets? IBM can provide managed data protection services for your data center servers, applications and databases worldwide. This datasheet discusses IBM Information Protection Services-onsite data protection service, a managed tape-and disk-based data protection service that...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Solving the distributed data problem: The rise of remote data protection services

    Some companies are reevaluating traditional methods of protecting branch office and PC data such as tape backups and other localized do-it-yourself solutions. This white paper discusses how IBM Information Protection Services?remote data protection service can help to guard against the high costs of data loss by providing a level of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Automated data backup: Protect distributed data with a robust, security-richbackup and recovery system

    An organization's dependence on access to vital data can create potential business exposure if storage systems are compromised. This datasheet discusses IBM Information Protection Services-managed backup cloud-remote data protection, a professionally managed, cloud-based data backup and protection service for your servers and personal computers.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Business Continuity and Resiliency Services: Helping business stay in business

    Is your organization able to anticipate and adjust to planned and unplanned events in an increasingly unpredictable world? IBM can help you develop a business resilience plan. Read this document to learn about the services offered in our business continuity and resilience services portfolio.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Design Guide for Cisco Unity Virtualization

    Virtualization has emerged as a leading trend in the data center. Organizations are embracing the virtualized data center for a variety of reasons, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), consolidation, operational efficiency and flexibility, disaster recovery and business continuity, security, and reduced carbon footprint. Cisco is committed to leading the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Security Considerations White Paper for Cisco Smart Storage

    Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to provide file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. NAS can also be used to host web server, and other services (iTunes, MySQL, PHP, web DAV, etc.). NAS uses protocols such as SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/ Common...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Delivering Faster and More Cost-Effective e-Government

    Lazio Innovazione Tecnologica (LAit) S.p.A. is helping the local government extend and improve the delivery of public services to the Italian region of Lazio, whose capital is Rome. LAit wanted to eliminate waste and inefficiencies caused by disparate storage islands and improve data center agility and management capabilities. The challenge...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Innovating Existing Data Centers and Greenfield Sites

    Formed in 2005 as part of the Fiat Group, Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) is the driving force behind the group's successful ranges of vehicles, industrial machinery, marine engines, and power generators. Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) wanted to deliver new efficiencies through consolidation and extending virtualization capabilities, while also protecting legacy...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Storage Manufacturer Builds Highly Scalable Testing Cloud

    A global company headquartered in Sunnyvale as part of the company's commitment to ongoing innovation and rigorous quality control, NetApp engineers conduct stress tests on new NetApp storage hardware and software products, reproducing the conditions in demanding customer environments. They faces the challenge of deliver on-demand server and storage resources...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2011

    Bank Migrates 60 TB to Consolidated Storage

    Banca Monte Dei Paschi had acquired different storage subsystems. The storage team decided to consolidate nine of the older subsystems onto a more efficient storage platform, to free up data center space and reduce power and cooling costs. They needed a new storage array, and they also needed a migration...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Improve Operational Efficiency and Drive Down Storage Costs With a Production Archive Based on EMC Centera

    In today's economy, organizations are struggling to store ever-increasing data volumes while IT budgets are either cut or remain unchanged. To find out how to overcome this challenge, the presenter discusses how customers are using it, the benefits they derive, and how to leverage the solution to address the evolving...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Innovation Network Lecture Series: Authentic Time-Stamping for Archival Storage

    The authenticity of archived electronic records is established manually by ad hoc methods, such as checking software and examining audit logs. A more cost-effective and scalable mechanism is proposed to establish the integrity and creation time of electronic documents. This solution protects against a powerful inside attacker who has incentives...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Implementing Oracle E-Business Suite R12 on the EMC Celerra Unified Storage Platform: Applied Technology

    A highly scalable and available architecture for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 environments can be deployed using the Celerra Unified Storage Platform and common Intel x86 servers with the Linux operating system. Celerra local replication features provide even greater management speed and efficiency with greater operating efficiency and a faster return...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Assessing and Improving Data Center Storage-Related Energy Efficiency: Technology Concepts and Business Considerations

    Taking a holistic view of data center operations provides an objective assessment of overall efficiency and value, as well as enables guidance for improving processes. This white paper examines the storage aspects of data center operations and demonstrates how many energy-related indications and assessments can be achieved with existing tools...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Building High-Performance Database Systems With EMC Storage Technology and Microsoft SQL Server 2005

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database software is an enterprise-class database management solution that is powerful and flexible enough to be deployed in a variety of business environments. Optimizing the performance of SQL Server 2005 requires the same steps as with other database technologies - careful planning, a design approach that...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Achieving Storage Efficiency With EMC Celerra - Best Practices Planning

    Storage efficiency techniques enable reductions in allocated disk capacity, power consumption, cooling requirements, and storage administration overhead. In addition, placing active data on higher performance storage tiers improves I/O rates and reduces access latencies. Archiving static data to deduplicated, low cost, low power disk drives dramatically reduces the costs of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Achieving Storage Efficiency Through EMC Celerra Data Deduplication: Applied Technology

    This white paper describes Data Deduplication, a feature of the EMC Celerra network file server that increases the efficiency with which Network-Attached Storage (NAS) data is stored. This paper outlines the motivation for increased storage efficiency, how Celerra Data Deduplication works, the principles and technical architecture behind it, and how...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    An Overview of Groups in EMC Symmetrix and Solutions Enabler Environments: A Detailed Review

    In an EMC Solutions Enabler environment several types of groups are commonly used to monitor and control Symmetrix storage arrays such as Symmetrix DMX and now the V-Max Series arrays. It is important to understand how these groups are configured and implemented and how they interact so that users can...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Backup of SAP Oracle Databases in EMC Symmetrix Environments With EMC NetWorker PowerSnap: Applied Technology

    EMC NetWorker, the cornerstone of recovery management solutions at EMC, and its modules can be used effectively in EMC Symmetrix environments to complement and enhance backup and recovery capabilities for SAP databases running on Oracle using the snapshot technologies of EMC storage arrays and the backup and recovery capabilities of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Best Practices for Fast, Simple Capacity Allocation With EMC Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning

    EMC Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning, which marks a significant advancement over technologies commonly known in the Industry as "Thin provisioning," adds a new dimension to tiered storage in the array by improving capacity utilization and simplifying storage management. Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning integrates with existing device management, replication, and management tools, enabling...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Best Practices for Nondisruptive Tiering Via EMC Symmetrix Virtual LUN

    Virtual LUN technology, enhanced with Enginuity 874 for the Symmetrix V-Max Series, enables transparent, nondisruptive data mobility among storage tiers within the same array and between RAID protection schemes without impacting local or remote replication. Organizations can respond more easily to changing business requirements when using tiered storage in the...

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